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Elsa Sotiriadis, Ph.D

Elsa Sotiriadis, Ph.D, also known as Th Biofuturist is Berlin-born, Swiss-Greek synthetic biologist, technologist and futurist. She has a background in startups and disruptive innovation technologies like artificial intelligence and robotics. A highly sought-after, international keynote and tech speaker, Elsa brings a unique expertise to audiences with her experience in emerging technologies and disruptive innovation.


About Elsa Sotiriadis

Elsa Sotiriadis PhD delivers an interactive experience like no other, evidenced by the time she became a ‘cyborg’ live on stage to trigger a genomic orchestra just by hand swipe. As chief futurist and director at a venture capital firm, she helps to build breakthrough deep science startups to advance innovation in medicine, food, energy and sustainability to benefit humanity.


Elsa Sotiriadis has international PhD in synthetic biology from Imperial College London and Hong Kong University, for which she founded a ‘cancer moonshot’ project on programmable DNA as anticancer agents.

Elsa previously worked in finance in London and as analyst for disruptive innovation technologies in Vienna with a focus on digital biology, artificial intelligence and zero-carbon smart cities.

She co-lead a futurism case study and provided strategic advisory to governments and companies how emerging technologies are transforming the world.

In her spare time, Elsa writes science fiction, with one work becaming a #8 UK Amazon Bestseller. She has also published critically acclaimed poetry and her maintstream work has been featured in publications like Singularity Hub.

She has won multiple awards, including from MIT and the Swiss Academy of Sciences.

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  • The New Normal(s): 10 visions of a changing post-pandemic world (and why the world is still an amazing place)
  • Biohacking: The next great sofware revolution is life itself ​
  • Humanity 2.0: Rehumanizing ourselves in the digital age
  • Catching Moonshots: The blueprint to unlock disruptive innovation (tailored to your industry)
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